One of the things I really liked about BC's 2011 recruiting class is that Spaz hauled in five kids from the state of Massachusetts. It's great to see the program signing local kids that want to play on the Heights. Adding local kids to the roster helps generate excitement in the program throughout New England, and only helps BC further develop recruiting pipelines in the Northeast. New England might not have the most talent in the land, but I definitely appreciate a concerted effort to recruit in Massachusetts.
Of course, it's never a bad thing when two of the 2011 class's headliners -- 4-star S Albert Louis-Jean (Brockton) and 3-star TE Brian Miller (Andover) -- hail from the Bay State.
Over the last two classes, Spaz has signed 10 recruits from the state. That's the highest two-year total of recruits from Massachusetts in the last ten years. Along with Louis-Jean and Miller, Spaz signed OT Liam Porter (Natick), CB Manuel Asprilla (Everett) and OG Max Ricci (Groton) in this year's class. Those five players from Massachusetts are joined by Jaryd Rudolph, Dominique Williams, Aaron Kramer, Robert Vardaro and Jimmy McCaffrey from last year's class.
In the last 10 years, BC has recruited 36 players from Massachusetts, the most of any state (natch). New Jersey comes in a distant second with 26 recruits, while Ohio (21), Pennsylvania (18) and Florida (15) round out the top five.
In terms of high-level regions of the country, BC has recruited 55 players from New England over the last ten seasons. Surprisingly (or not so surprisingly), the Eagles have recruited the exact same number of players from the Mid-Atlantic States (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania). Forty-five players have come from Southern states*, while 35 hail from the Midwest.
Here is a breakdown of the last ten recruiting classes, broken down by state (and the state of Canada):
* Delaware, Maryland and Virginia ... Southern states?